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Fish oil vs. lard – why some fat can help or hinder your diet

July 31, 2016 - A diet high in saturated fat can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a new study in...

Why ‘Sharknado 4’ matters: Do climate disaster movies hurt the climate cause?

Lauren Griffin, University of Florida and Ann Christiano, University of Florida - THE CONVERSATION July 29, 2016 - Given that 2016 is expected to be the hottest...

Dean Baker Publishes Latest Book on How the Economy is Rigged

Washington, D.C. October 19, 2016 - Today, Economist Dean Baker is publishing his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured...

All-new “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de Los Muertos 2016” opens at...

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. Sept. 1, 2016 - A journey through life, love and death, “Day of the Dead: Art of Día de los Muertos 2016”...

Lulu’s Makeup Set wins dreaded TOADY Award for Worst Toy of the Year

BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2016 - Horrified by the thought of girls as young as age three wearing makeup which could hurt their skin, members...

How often do smoke alarms need to be replaced? A national survey shows most...

Sept. 28, 2016 - How often should the smoke alarms in your home be replaced? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. A national...

Flight of Fancy: 12 Amazing Birds

January 5, 2017 - Birds are all around, connecting people with nature and adding beauty, sound and color to our world. While this allows...

How much Halloween candy would kill you? (video)

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2016 — Halloween is almost here, which means costumes, scary movies and lots of candy. This week, Reactions tackles this spooky...

How a native plant ended up on reality TV, and why it’s at risk

Kathryn M. Flinn, Baldwin Wallace University American ginseng about to flower, spring 2016. Photo by C.C. FlinnSeptember 6, 2016 - In one of television’s more bizarre...

From Nickelback to Sesame Street: how music is used to battle crime and fight...

December 6, 2016 - A Canadian police force on Prince Edward Island is threatening drink drivers with the music of Nickelback. Police in the...

Supermarkets “Rigged” through Secret Deals with Food Manufacturers

WASHINGTON September 28, 2016 - Consumer demand is not the only factor that determines what supermarkets sell.  Backroom deals between supermarket chains and food...

Hollywood’s gender pay gap is ‘crazy’ – Natalie Portman

LONDON, Jan. 12, 2017 - New complaints of discrimination have hit the film awards season after Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman slammed the gender pay...

National Wildlife Federation Releases New Book Celebrating Wildlife Success Stories in California

LOS ANGELES, CA, Aug. 3, 2016 - In partnership with Heyday Books, the National Wildlife Federation has released When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: People...

Celebrate Your Birds and 30 Years of Project FeederWatch

ITHACA, NY, Oct. 27, 2016 - One Northern Cardinal, Carolina Chickadee, or Tufted Titmouse at a time, Project FeederWatch participants are making new scientific...

In another newly discovered song, Woody Guthrie continues his assault on ‘Old Man Trump’

September 6, 2016 - Earlier this year, I wrote about a cache of bitter writings by Woody Guthrie that I had discovered while conducting...

Tasting garlic…with your feet!? Weird food chemistry tricks (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 — Did you know you can "taste" garlic with your feet? Or that chocolate can instantly dissolve that wad of...

Master of the Universe: ‘Star Trek’ makeup artist Michael Westmore’s work on exhibit at...

October 5, 2016 - If the Borg from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” gave you nightmares, blame Michael Westmore. Ever laugh at the Ferengi?...

What shaped King’s prophetic vision?

January 16, 2017 - The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. The outgoing 44th president, Barack Obama, spoke of...

Karuk Tribal Herbaria Grand Opening Aug. 11

ORLEANS, CA, Aug. 11, 2016 - The Karuk Tribe Department of Natural Resources is delighted to announce the official Grand Opening of the new...

Years of Living Dangerously Returns To Television Sunday

October 31, 2016 - This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. This year sees the implementation of the world's first agreement to combat climate change. An...